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Phi Beta Kappa, the first American college fraternity, was organized on the campus of the College of William and Mary in 1776. Men and women are members of this college honorary scholarship society. Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities have played a major role in American college life since 1776. Black college fraternities and sororities did not emerge until the early 1900's. Unlike their white counterparts, the black groups have remained very active at the graduate level. Since their founding, these groups have played a major role in the cultural, social and civic life of their communities.

The member organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council are:

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Howard University, 1911

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Cornell University, 1906

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, 1911

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Howard University, 1914

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Morgan State University, 1963

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Howard University, 1908

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Howard University, 1913

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Howard University, 1920

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Butler University, 1922